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Maren Pedersen Sorensen

Evidence that she came in 1856 is confirmed in information found in 1857 Church financial records. She came on the ship, John J. Boyd, in 1855.  She came with her husband, Jens age 35, her age 37, Jens Peter, age 5, Soren, age 4, Johanne Marie age3, who died at sea.  Also listed was Christen Jensen age 10, Jacob Jensen age 8, Jens Christian Jensen age 18 and Mette Marie Olsen age 24. Information about the deaths of these individuals can not be located.  


Canute Peterson Company (1856)Approximate age at departure: 39


  • "Immigration to Utah," Deseret News [Weekly], 15 Oct. 1856, 254.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Utah Digital Newspapers Website
  • Journal History, 20 Sep. 1856, p. 2
  • New FamilySearch/Family Tree

  • Perpetual Emigrating Fund, General Files (CR 376 1) (except for 1847-49 which are in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849).

  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City